Gyakie

Gyakie
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Background information
Birth nameJackline Acheampong
Born (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 22)
Kumasi, Ghana
GenresAfrobeat, Highlife, Alternative R&B
Occupation(s)Musician
Years active2019–present
LabelsFlip The Music, RCA Records, Sony Music
Associated actsBisa Kdei, Omah Lay

Jackline Acheampong (born 16 December 1998) known professionally as Gyakie is a Ghanaian afrobeat/afro singer.[1][2][3][4] In 2019,Gyakie released her first single titled; "Love is Pretty" which paved way for another single, "Never Like This." In August 2020, the "Forever" song from her five-track EP, titled "Seed" was her claim to fame enjoying airplay and leading charts in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gyakie's father is Nana Acheampong.[2][3][4][5]

Education

Gyakie completed T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School, Kumasi and is now an undergraduate student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), She is studying International business.[2][4]

Early life and career

Gyakie was raised in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She was born into a family of musicians and by age eight, she had started joining her father in the studio.[2] She was also influenced by Asa and Ghanaian musician Omar Sterling of R2Bees.[2]

Gyakie released her first single; "Love is Pretty" in February 2019 and preceded to release, "Never Like This." She released a five-track EP, titled Seed in August 2020.[2][3][5] The "Forever" track on the Seed EP enjoyed airplay in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. It topped music charts such Billboard's Top Triller Global and Shazams Top 200 charts.[2] Gyakie released a remix of "Forever" with Nigerian singer Omah Lay in March 2021.[6]

She has signed an international record deal with Sony Music entertainment, RCA Records UK and Sony Music Africa.[7]

Discography

Albums and EPs

Singles

  • Love is Pretty (2019)
  • Never Like This (2019)
  • Sor Mi Mu feat Bisa Kdei (2020)
  • Forever Remix feat Omah Lay (2021)[9]
  • Gyakie Vacation[10]
  • Gyakie - Whine[11]
  • Gyakie - Whine[12]
  • Gyakie Enters Billboard Top Thriller Global chart With Her "FOREVER" Song[13]

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Award Best New Artist Herself Nominated [14]
Vodafone Ghana Music Award Best AfroBeats/AfroPop song of the year Forever Nominated [15]
Vofafone Ghana Music Award EP of the year Nominated [16]

References

  1. ^ "Gyakie Biography: Age, Songs, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Parents, Pictures, Record Label, Father". TheCityCeleb. 28 January 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Barnes, Ekow. "Ghanaian Singer Gyakie Is Making African R&B While In College". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "No pressure to maintain my dad's legacy — Gyakie". Graphic Online. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "'I want to fill the biggest auditorium' - Gyakie shares her dreams - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Interview: Introducing Gyakie, A Highlife Legend's Daughter". OkayAfrica. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Gyakie features Mah Lay on remix of 'Forever'". www.ghanaweb.com. 19 March 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Gyakie inks worldwide label deal with Sony Music, RCA Records UK". Pulse Ghana. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Gyakie explains why no artiste was featured on ' Seed' EP". GhanaWeb. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Gyakie - Forever Remix ft Omah Lay DOWNLOAD MP3". Newreleasegh.com. 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  10. ^ "DOWNLOAD MP3:Gyakie Vacation". Newreleasegh.com. 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  11. ^ "DOWNLOAD MP3:Gyakie - Whine". Newreleasegh.com. 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Gyakie Is Leading The Lights of Ghana Music in 2021". hitz360.com. 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Gyakie Enters Billboard With Her "FOREVER" Song". hitz360.com. 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  14. ^ Ibrahim, Faruk (4 April 2021). "VGMA 2021! Gyakie Nominated For Best New Artiste Award". GBAfrica. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Full List: Here are the nominees for the 2021 Ghana Music Awards". Pulse Ghana. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  16. ^ "Full List: Here are the nominees for the 2021 Ghana Music Awards". Pulse Ghana. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.